Tuesday, 05 February 2019 10:46

Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Boscombe

This year, the Sovereign Centre in Boscombe is hosting Chinese New Year Celebrations on the 9th of February, supported by the Coastal BID.

2019 is ‘The Year of The Pig’ and Boscombe resident’s will be celebrating in style at the Sovereign Centre. The Chinese New Year Celebration, which is supported by the Coastal BID, is free for all. In keeping with Boscombe’s strong Asian community, the event promises to follow traditional Chinese New Year festivities including traditional dances such as a children’s dragon dance, lion dance, Tai ch Fan and Qipao dances. For the brave attendees, there will also be a Children’s Kung Fu demonstration. Workshops will also be held throughout the day offering a glimpse into Chinese culture. Guests can have their name translated from English to Chinese and receive a traditional Chinese face mask colouring.

In the lead up to the event, the Coastal BID are currently running the ‘Lucky 8 Competition’ where one fortunate winner will receive £8,888. Participants will need to collect 8 unique stamps plus two joker stamps from participating businesses and submit their cards by the 8th Feb for a chance to win. The winner will be announced during the Chinese New Year celebrations at the Sovereign Centre the following day.

A full list of participating retailers can be found online at www.cny2019.co.uk To download your own Chinese New Year Stamp Card and take part in the Lucky 8 competition visit www.cny2019.co.uk

Chairman of the Coastal BID, Paul Clarke, said: “The Chinese New Year celebrations are a fantastic opportunity for everyone to experience the community spirit of Boscombe and the surrounding areas. The Coastal BID is passionate about making the local area even better for residents, visitors and businesses, and these celebrations are a great way to help achieve that. I’d also like to wish everyone entering The Lucky 8 Competition the best of luck.”

These Chinese New Year Celebrations take place on Saturday the 9th of February, between 12pm and 3pm, at The Sovereign Centre in Boscombe. It is a free event, supported by the Coastal BID, which is open to all local residents and visitors.

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